Monday, January 28, 2008

Stitching, Crocheting, and life

Here is the blanket I have been working on. Its a little over 1/4 completed. So maybe by winter 2008 it will be finished?And here is the set of Fingerless Mittens I made in this super soft pink yarn Dawn had sent to me but it had no wrapper on it so I don't know what kind of yarn it was.
And here is the little bit of stitching I was able to do. Her hair is complete and I am now working on her dress. The empty squares you see currently through her dress is a DMC color I don't have and when I purchased the floss for this chart using the color list on the back, this color wasn't there so it had a misprint which I now have to order.

And in my life:

I apologize for being gone so long. My DH and I had decided on a divorce and then with me being upset and all we were pulled into his 1st SGT's office and I found out my DH was on leave for a month and for 2 weeks had been lying to me about it. He claims he spent his days at the CAC center and working on his car. Anyway with all this I was ready to pull Destiny out of school and move back home ASAP. But after the meeting with his 1st SGT we sat down and talked and he actually told me how he was feeling and all and I got the truth from him. And then we figured out it was all a misunderstanding and so now we are no longer divorcing. So we spent these last 2 weeks of his vacation working things out and re discovering our love for each other. DH also went to do a bowling tournament and won! He won $98 and a 3 day trip for 2 to Switzerland and Austria! I'm excited. He has to get his passport first before we can go but then we are going to get a babysitter and go. We also are going to a marriage retreat sometime in the beginning of February. Children can go and daycare is free and thats also for 3 days. So it looked like everything was smoothing back out again. On this past Wednesday DH and I went to the Klinikum to schedule my surgery to remove all the metal from my leg from when i broke it in 3 places in July 2006 when we get a phone call from Social Services saying they want to see us Friday as there is a complaint I don't give Destiny her insulin in the mornings before school. So I spent the rest of the week too angry to do any craft let alone sit down for 5 minutes. We spoke with the principal at the school and the nurse, turns out it was her teacher who called because my daughter who hates to wear socks showed up a few times without them and a few times she hadn't eaten breakfast. And instead of coming to us with her problems Destiny's teacher immediately called Social services which she told us she does not need to go through the parents for any problems. And her TA tony said he would report any problems for any child to SS so I asked him do you ask every child if they have eaten breakfast? Do you check every child to make sure they have socks on too? He refused to answer me but stated he wasn't prejudice against my family though everyone says this sure looks to be prejudice against us. So Friday at 1400 we showed up and I filled out a huge stack of repitive paperwork and after Mrs Kelly spoke with each of us alone she came to the conclusion that the accussation was false and we told her what the teacher said and she wants to have a meeting with the principal and this teacher as she even believes all problems should go to the parents first. We meet with her one more time this Friday to hand her paperwork stating the days and times we have seen her off post Dr for the last 3 months and for him to put Destiny is doing good. The lack of insulin claim was immediately tossed into the waste basket. Also my DH's 1st SGT advised us to report this teacher and TA to DODDs, ICE, and the Garrison commander. We plan too. :)

Kiley went to Audiology today and has something green like a bead stuck in her ear so an ENT has to remove it. And then she goes to get retested. The initial test was her left ear passed barely and the one with the bead in it, well the Dr couldn't get that eardrum to even move but said it could be because of the bead. So tomorrow I make the appointment with the off post ENT and then she can go back to the Audiology Dr and hopefully we get good news but for now we get a lot of "huh?" "What?" from poor little Kiley.

Now since DH and the kids are out bowling for another 2 hours, I am going to try and catch up on all your blogs

Monday, January 14, 2008

Sweater Completed and Collecting Shells WIP

Okay on Friday night I could proudly say I finished Kileys hoodie sweater so now both girls have matching outfits. You can also see Ruby had to watch the girls pose for the picture too, lol. Take a look:


So then after a week of crocheting I really needed to do some cross stitching and so I went and dug into my stash to see what inspired me. I felt like working on Collecting Shells and so I worked on her hair, none of it was done except maybe 2 or 3 stitches of her hair and so here is what I completed over Saturday and Sunday. This is also the one I chose for the TOl challenge which was to complete 1 WIP or UFO at least a year old. Well I started this one when Destiny was only a few months old which makes it 6 years old.

Collecting shells

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

PIF from Carol and Kiley's Sweater

Here is one of her sleeves awaiting to be attached which I'll do tonight.
Anfd here is the front and back completed and attached to each other, I know its not much yet, theres still a border to be put on which is done last after the sleeves and hoodie.

And here is the wonderful PIF I received from Carol yesterday, I just couldn't take a picture yet since the DH had the camera. Thank you Carol its wonderful!

Monday, January 07, 2008

Heart Magnets and WIP sweater


Heres what I completed the other night of the hoodie sweater for Kiley. I made Destiny the same one using the same colors in Sept 2007. The front two strips are the front of the sweater and the loose squares are the start of the back piece. I need 25 for the entire back and as of last night I have all the squares completed and so my goal tonight is to get them pieced together and attached to the front two pieces. Then I can start on the arms and then the hoodie and then the border so with any luck you'll see the finished product by Saturday.

Crocheted Heart Magnets
Red Heart yarn
Completed: January 05, 2008
Free Pattern is here
Well my weekend was eventful. We all received free tockets to the circus here at the Arena. So they called us 1 hour before it was to start so I had to rush and get the kids ready while DH grabbed the tickets and we got there in time. Destiny was hungry but they didn't have anything there she would eat so DH promised her McD's if her and her sister would behave. So they did and we got McD's for dinner. The next morning we all woke up with food poisioning. Destiny had it so bad she was vomiting every 5 minutes. It took 3 doses of Vomex to get her to stop. She was so week I had to bath her, dress her and carry her to bed. she wouldn't eat or drink so I was checking her sugar more often than I normally do, thankfully with small insulin doses through out the day she remained in the normal levels. By Sunday we were all doing better. Thankfully Destiny was able to be at school on their first day back form winter break. And I was able to babysit lil Toby for 12 hours today, its going to be that way all week until he is able to start at his daycare place on the 14th. Thankfully I am getting paid for this. So tell me what are the first thoughts of when you think circus? Mine were animal and people doing hard stunts and bending in ways that people don't normally bend and even a bearded lady. Well, Europes version is a guy reappearing and disappearing and pulling out women in tiny outfits out of a box. Though they had 2 seals come out and balance a ball on their noses and the magic guy made a tiger appear in a little cage which he then opened and petted the tiger. No other animals. Nothing really exciting except the 3 motorcyclist in a little ball on the wall. Anyway here is a few pictures of our circus experience:

This one he gets in abox and theres glass on top of him and then a sheet is pulled tight over and he magically appears on top of the glass.

These 2 made me laugh, they reminded me of those cartoons where 2 people did the most stupid stuff but it was funny.

These guys did basic gymnastict moves, things your HS would do, nothing impressive.The seals and their trainer. The brown one didn't really want to do anything

Friday, January 04, 2008

Bday/Xmas Club and Fair and Square Exchange


Here is the wonderful exchange I received from Jenna as she was my sender for the Birthday/xmas club. I love all the pretty flosses and I am showing you both sides of her pretty biscournu she sent and then theres the stitched piece that for the life of me I cannot remember what its called. She also sent me a gift certificate to Patternsonline. Thank you Jenna!

And I also received my squares from Vicki for Round 4 of the Fair and Square Exchange. I love this square! As you all know I love snowmen and this piece is just too cute. Thank you so much Vicki!

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Daisy charity square


I made this square up last night. Its my first one and its for a charity group. The pattern is free here if anyone is interested. The owner of the group pieces each of these squares together to create an Afghan and she donates them.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

TOL Sampler Part 6

Wow I got behind on this one. Our last part which was part 10 was given to us in October and I barely finished part 6 today. I am starting to use a blue in Part 7 and am seriously thinking about using it also for the words. It really bugs me that they are so light.


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Chinesse Goddess of Mercy

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One Piece
Samurai Shamploo
Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood
Code Geass
Fooly Cooly
Yu Yu Hakusho
Rurouni Kenshin
Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun
Naruto Shippuden
Fairy Tail
Tower of God

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